We all have them and we all strive to obtain them.
It takes much heart for this journey of faith to reach those specific milestones of our purpose, and we must also remember to guard our hearts against all the things that would deter us from reaching our ultimate destiny.
The promise that is in Christ comes when we know better so we may do better.
With it being Valentines Day today , I wanted to reinterate that the heart is truly a very controversial organ.
The heart is in the center of our existence. Without the heart pumping blood into the different parts of our body, everything will break down. Our hearts must be guarded against all the negative forces that attack us daily.
Unfortunately you will find that once the heart is affected, everything gets infected.
Now how do we stay focused on the ultimate goal, if our hearts are no longer in it?
To answer this question we most certainly must press on, allowing faith to take over where our hearts are lacking.
So tell me what are your goals this week?
Are you focusing on what is happening right now compared to the preparation of the promise of better later?
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” PHILIPPIANS 3:14
That has become one of my matras as of late…because it is so true. As I press toward Christ, all of the desires of my heart are answered in ways I could not accomplish on my own.
As long as our hearts stay centered and focused on all the things of Christ, we will find that all good things will flow richly from that.
We can all accomplish the vision pressing on our hearts because God has put that there to remember our true purpose.
But, we have to diligently guard our hearts to ensure that we are on the same page as our creator.
God is the one to allow the completion in us so that we will not yearn so heavily for the temporary, but instead press toward the permanent.
Finally I ask that you take the time this Valentines week to do some major heart surgery. I ask that you audit what you allow in your heart that is either pumping life or death out to the world.
I want you figure this out, pray over it to ensure that your heart is in line with God’s promise for your life as well as being the witness to others who may not know who God is for themselves.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Ezekiel 36:26
This Valentines Day week I hope you will start to see less of your temporary setbacks and see more of the God breathed goals that have been instilled in all of us.
Just so you know, those goals will always last longer than the 14th of February.
As always you got this!